Introducing a new series in South Lake Union by UW Medicine: Wine Down with Science.
Did you know you're only a few blocks awar from scientists developing a vaccine for cancer? Did you realize researchers on Mercer are using stem cells to treat blindness and heart disease?
Explore eye-opening research here in your hood and what it means for you.
Out of Your Mind: The Inner Workings of Your Mysterious Sixth Sense
by John Tuthill, PhD
, Assistant Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Without looking, is your arm bent? How do you know? The sense of how your brain keeps track of your body in space is called proprioception, often referred to as "the sixth sense". Dr. Tuthill's lab uses lasers and virtual reality for fruit flies to solve the mystery of proprioception. Find out how this work could impact the design of agile robots and help people with movement disorders.
Reception with light hors d'oeuvres and no-host wine to follow.